As we all know, washing with soap and water is one of the very best ways to prevent the spread of disease, including colds, flu, and other illnesses. The CDC has long been promoting the benefits of washing with soap and water. But a survey by the The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) showed that:
- One-third of men don’t wash their hands in public restrooms
- 88% of women do lather up after using public facilities
- 92% say they wash their hands in public restrooms, but only 77% were observed actually doing so
So, the SDA and ASM have teamed up to produce hand hygiene educational brochures to help inform both adults and children of the benefits of hand-washing with soap and water. It’s another way to promote the benefits of soap.
If you are making and selling handcrafted soaps, the brochures and posters might be good tools to help inform your customers (and the people around you) about the benefits of good ol’ soap and water.
———[update July 6, 2014] You can find 2010 brochures at http://www.microbeworld.org/washup/download-brochures